Sensory Evaluation

Extensive, interactive review of sensory methods for execution and analysis of acceptance/preference, descriptive, and discrimination tests

Course Description

The enjoyment of food, as well as the acceptance of flavors in pharmaceutical and other products, is closely related to the senses, especially taste, aroma and texture. Sensory evaluation is a dynamic field concentrating on the utilization of humans for the measurement of sensory perceptions and/or their effect on food and taste acceptance.

This intensive accredited training, delivered 6-hours a day over 4 consecutive days, is designed to assist you as you select, conduct, analyze and interpret sensory evaluation methods. This approach will be practical with lecture, laboratory and problem-solving sessions. You will learn about sensory physiology, method selection, discriminative and descriptive testing, preference/acceptance testing and statistical analysis of data.

An important feature of the course is the laboratory/ demonstration sessions in which you will participate. Virtual attendees will participate remotely using the Sensory Kit supplied to them for the hands on demonstrations. In addition, they will receive a copy of Gail Civille’s text book, Sensory Evaluation Techniques, 5th Edition.

Who Should Attend

This course is for those who need to design and conduct sensory evaluation tests within the consumer product industry. The course presents a general overview of sensory methods with consideration given to method specifics including data analysis and interpretation. Those who have benefited from this course include:

  • Food Technologists
  • Cosmetics Chemists
  • Technical and Managerial Personnel
  • Home Economists
  • Sensory Scientists
  • Product Developers

Laboratory technicians who are responsible for sample preparation and presentation will also benefit from this course.

September 21-24, 2020

Course Directors: Gail Vance Civille, B. Thomas Carr, and Katie Osdoba

Register For This Workshop

Please click below or call (732) 613-4500 to register for this course. Sensory Spectrum registration discounts do not apply. Sponsored, organized and hosted virtually by the Center for Professional Advancement.

Register For This Workshop

Please click below or call (732) 613-4500 to register for this course. Sensory Spectrum registration discounts do not apply. Sponsored, organized and hosted virtually by the Center for Professional Advancement.

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